Pretty New Year's Party Decorations

Welcome the New Year with these festive ideas for party favors, napkin folds, centerpieces, and pretty table settings.

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Silver Champagne Cozy

    Here's an idea for a bottle of bubbly. These bottle wraps are so easy to make that you'll want some for entertaining and some for gifts.

Party Favor Tins

    At the end of your celebration, present each guest with a small gift tin filled with sweets -- to be savored on the way home or saved for another day.

Bow Tie Style

    When you select a party theme, run with it in each detail. A formal bow tie theme shows up on the place cards as well as on the napkin ring made from black satin ribbon.

Ring in the New Year

    Ringing in a New Year is a special celebration. Don't be afraid to break out the fine china and linens with friends. You don't have to set a formal table -- just arrange stacks on the buffet table and decorate with sweet flower bunches tucked in pieces of silver or crystal from your collection.

Create Drama

    Tall displays of food add a dramatic touch to a sideboard. These stacked cake pedestals were lined with flat cedar sprigs and piled with fruit and cookies. (Be sure to secure each pedestal with florist's clay or clear museum wax.)

Colorful Flowers

    Don't think you have to make a huge splash with a flower arrangement. Instead, consider using single blooms in small vases. A handful of berry branches adds some holiday cheer and a bit of texture.

Starry Mantel Decor

    Silver spray paint helps create a cohesive look for these mantel decorations. Even a country-style twig wreath gets a makeover with metallic paint and is garnished simply with star shapes. A metallic-color theme is also a great way to update holiday decorations for New Year's Eve.

White Is Right

    Silver and white is an easy color scheme to pull off and has a wintry air that's perfect for a holiday party. Show off a variety of silver containers filled with white blooms, and set out white candles and ornaments.

Menu Cards

    Here's a classy touch for a holiday gathering. Set out a menu card listing the dishes on a buffet table. It's a festive way to announce the menu -- and it will help guests who wish to avoid certain food items.

Fancy Flutes

    With these clever wire-wrapped glasses, your toast to the season is sure to be unforgettable.

New Year's Color

    Add color to a buffet by piling purple napkins into a bowl. Ringed with silver napkin rings, they look wonderful with silver, white, and black decorations for the evening.

Table Color

    Bright color automatically creates an atmosphere of celebration. Add folded napkins, silver, and colored glassware for a table that will be the talk of the town. (See this napkin fold on the following slide.)

Fold a Colorful Napkin

    This table accent is easy to make. Simply scrunch and roll a napkin as shown, then tie with a pretty sheer ribbon. See the finished fold on the previous slide.

Crackers Project

    Celebrate the New Year with pop-open party favors that are full of surprises.

Fortune Cookie Table Setting

    Impress your guests with embellished goblets and chocolate-covered fortune cookies.

Toast the New Year

    At midnight, invite family and friends to mark the end of the old year and a fresh start for the New Year.

Dessert Showstopper

    When you have a dessert this gorgeous, use it as a table decoration during your party. It is not only pretty to look at but also a delicious end to the evening.

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